Christendom College will honor its forty-second graduating class during Commencement Weekend, May 14-16. Legendary football coach Lou Holtz will deliver the commencement address at this year’s ceremony on May 15 and will be awarded the college’s Pro Deo et Patria Award for Distinguished Service to God and Country. The Diocese of Arlington’s Bishop Michael Burbidge will celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass for graduates on Friday, May 15.
This year’s commencement ceremonies are closed to the public and only graduates and select members of their families will be able to come onto campus for the various events. To watch the livestream of this year’s ceremonies on Saturday, May 15, please visit Christendom’s YouTube page.
Beginning on Friday, the college will welcome guests to its Front Royal, Virginia, campus as they celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2021 with a Baccalaureate Mass, celebrated by the Diocese of Arlington’s Bishop Michael Burbidge. On Saturday, Holtz will be awarded the college’s Pro Deo et Patria Award before delivering the commencement address to the graduating class.
One hundred and twenty bachelor of arts degrees will be awarded to the members of the Class of 2021, including: Evan Aiello, Jacob Altmanshofer, Mary-Catherine Anderson, Gabriel Arango, William Arnold, Thomas Bayley, Cecilia Belleville, Sean Bennett, Martha Blank, Andrew Book, Samuel Bratt, Julia Brezinsky, John Briggs, Mary Bright, Daniel Buehler, Stephen Buonocore, Therese Butek, Theresa Castellan, Mark Cavazos, Peter Cermak, Annabella Christensen, Joseph Ciskanik, Mary Connolly, Bernadette Coyne, Louis Culloton, Maria Cunningham, Rosa Cunningham, Monica Dewey, Isabella Di Falco, Bridget Duffy, Max Dugan, Vincent Duhig, Elizabeth Eller, Meredith Ethridge, Ryan Farrell, Christiana Fedoryka, George Flagg, Katherine Flynn, Thomas Foos, Nina Francis, Rose Francis, Chiara Fusco, Cecilia Garvey, Angela Goddard, Emily Golden, Emily Guza, Joseph Halecky, Melanie Heinlein, Thomas Hess Jr, Mary-Claire Hibl, Giulianna Hudson, Bernadette Hund, Eileen Hund, Marcus Hynfield, John Jakubisin, Agnese Janaro, Joan Johnson, Mary Kelly, Eleanor Kolesar, Kristin Kozin, Jose Lam, Caroline Lancaster, Katherine Lindner, Carmen Litterio, Kadi Martin, Kevin McDermott, Dominic McFadden, Ian McLaughlin, Theresa McLaughlin, Matthew McShurley, Michael Mersch, Meagan Montanari, Emily Narel, Nelson Nunes, Elyse Nurenberg, Declan O’Donnell, James O’Reilly, Joseph O’Reilly, Marie-Therese O’Reilly, Anthony Palumbo, Stephen Pascoe, Bruce Patryn, Julia Patterson, Gail Kathleen Peterson, Theresa Piroch, Ambrose Rucker, Jillian Rugg, Catherine Salgado, Peter Santorum, Bridget Schneider, Joseph Schwartz, William Sigler III, Mary-Grace Siwko, Christina Smith, Elizabeth Smith, Dario Spinelli, Samantha Stahl, Grace Stanton, Anthony Suess, Barbara Syski, Abigail Thomas, Aedan Tsakanikas, Joachim Tsakanikas, Charlotte Twetten, Isabella Vicenzino, Rose Vidosh, Isabella Walsh, Joshua Weaver, Harold Weichert, Maximilian Weidenkopf, Anthony Whittaker, John Whittaker, Jenna Williams, Mary Williams, Caleb Wilson, Phoebe Wing, Veronica Wingerter, Lianna Youngman, LiYun Zhu, and Ally Zink.
One associate of arts degree will also be awarded to Sarah Snyman.
For more information on this year’s Commencement, please visit here.